From booming suburbs to remote rural farming communities, America’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic development for more than 19 million American homes, businesses, farms and schools in 47 states.
Own & Maintain
of Electric Distribution Lines in the United States
Power More Than
Businesses, Homes, Schools and Farms
People cross 88% of U.S. Counties
833 distribution and
62 generation & transmission
of the nation’s landmass.
Distribution cooperatives are the foundation of the electric cooperative network. They are the direct point of contact with co-op members in the delivery of electricity and other services.
Generation & transmission cooperatives provide wholesale power to distribution co-ops through their own electric generation facilities or by purchasing power on behalf of the distribution members.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization for not-for-profit rural electric coops and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states.